Elizabeth Taylor's Life in Covers

This Hollywood legend's piercing violet eyes, crusade against AIDS and eight marriages made her the subject of 14 PEOPLE covers

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1975: TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

1975: TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

With a new man at her Side, Liz Taylor has ventured into her first epic since Cleopatra, a musical remake of The Bluebird

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1976: LIZ UN-BURTONED AGAIN

1976: LIZ UN-BURTONED AGAIN

Elizabeth Taylor heads home after Richard Burton, husband and lover for 15years, asks for a divorce before her 44th birthday

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1977: WORKING WITH HUBBY

1977: WORKING WITH HUBBY

Liz Taylor is content to stay down on the farm, even though she's traveled the world

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1977: DRESSING THE STARS

1977: DRESSING THE STARS

"A designer's only as good as his clientele," says Halston, which surely makes him number one.

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1978: LIZ STUMPS FOR JOHN

1978: LIZ STUMPS FOR JOHN

On campaign with husband John Wagner, Elizabeth Taylor becomes a focus in the Virginia senatorial race

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1980: SO HAPPY IN LOVE

1980: SO HAPPY IN LOVE

John Warner describes the cozy caucus of two that Liz has made of their life

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1981: LIZ, LUKE & LAURA!

1981: LIZ, LUKE & LAURA!

Liz Taylor larks on General Hospital as Luke and Laura finally tie the knot in TV's wedding of the year

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1982: TWO OLD FLAMES SMOLDER AGAIN

1982: TWO OLD FLAMES SMOLDER AGAIN

Liz Taylor and Dick Burton reconcile in London – at least for a weekend

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1986:HEART TO HEART WITH LIZ & R.J.

1986:HEART TO HEART WITH LIZ & R.J.

The two sit down and tell the story of their lifelong friendship that has lasted through good times and bad

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1988: A STAR IS REBORN

1988: A STAR IS REBORN

Even a legend like Liz Taylor can pack on the pounds, but it took determination – and a few diet tips – to slim down

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1989: STILL REIGNING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

1989: STILL REIGNING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

In a loving tribute on the eve of her 57th, Queen Liz is lionized by her Hollywood peers

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1990: ELIZABETH TRIUMPHANT

1990: ELIZABETH TRIUMPHANT

After a harrowing spring, a revitalized Taylor talks about her health, her passions and her war against AIDS

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1991: HE DOES, SHE DOES – THEY DO!

1991: HE DOES, SHE DOES – THEY DO!

Never a bridesmaid, always a bride, Liz Taylor confounds the skeptics and marries workingman Larry Fortensky

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1996: LIFE AFTER LARRY

1996: LIFE AFTER LARRY

Elizabeth Taylor files for divorce, beginning a new chapter in her epically overplotted personal story

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